Julia Rodriguez (September 15, 1956 – April 12, 2024)


Julia Rodriguez, 67, passed away on April 12, 2024, at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah following a lengthy illness.  She was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming for 17 years and a former resident of Hastings, Nebraska. Julia was born September 15, 1956, in Littlefield, Texas; the daughter of Julian Rodriguez and Jesusa Martinez.

She attended school in Texas and Torrington, Wyoming. Julia was employed at Western Wyoming Community College as a server from 2007 until a medical illness forced her retirement in 2014. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community.

Julia was a firm believer in family and making memories. The quality time she spent with her loved ones will be cherished immensely. She loved going to the theater, and watching comedies, sci-fi, and scary movies; Disney was her favorite.  She was also known to try her hand at gambling now and then.

Survivors include two sons, Mario Soto and wife Fredann of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Ernest Soto of Denver, Colorado; one daughter, Maria Soto of Las Vegas, Nevada; one brother, Florentino “Tino” Rodriguez; one sister, Corina Gomez and husband Hector of Midland, Texas; seven grandchildren, Erikka Soto and fiancé Isaac Gantz; Alex Soto and partner Alex Jones; Andres Soto; Antonio Soto and wife Rachel; Amarien Soto; August Soto; and Arden Soto; as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Paul Rodriguez; and one son who died in infancy.

Cremation will take place; a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Avenue, Rock Springs, Wyoming. A Vigil with Rosary will be conducted at 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at the Church.

The family respectfully requests donations in Julia’s memory be made to VIRS Respite Care, 333 Broadway Street, Suite #210, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901

Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com